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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5C !i II Leslie Wall of Community Connections prepares for Aug. nt Shannon Morrow vices, is a network of more Race Director. Last year,up to age 10, on paved sur- division. sports Editor than 150 community mem- Wall accepted the position, face. In the junior event, there bers who volunteer their Wall plans to expand the Registration and check-inwill boys' and girls' medals The Round Valley Run andtime and talents to provide race's ability to accommo- will be between 7:30-8:30 a.m., awarded three deep in the ll- Walk, with its idyllic location services and support for each date more walkers and chil- with the kid's run beginning 13 and 14-17 age groups, with at Round Valley Lake just other, dren and wants to add family at 8:30 a.m. The main run, the overallwinners receiving above Indian Valley, hasAnother reason Communi- activities, walk and junior events will a framed photograph of their been a favorite annual event ty Connections took on the"We started planning in all start at 9 a.m. Awards, finish. for locals and tourists alike race was because it's a fund January," said Wall. "We lunch and prize drawings Ribbons will be awarded to for many years, raiser. After operating un- have 52 volunteers who have will be held immediately af- all walkers who finish, and This year's event, which is funded for three years, and participated in preliminary ter the race. there will be prizes for the Saturday, Aug. 7, is the 28th facing the possibility of its activities for the event." The main event's overall fastest boy and girl in the annual and marks the first current funding ending, The run is a 5.4-mile loop men's and women's winnerskidsrun. year Community Connec- Community Connections was around Round Valley Lake will each receive $100, and Parking will be available at tions is heading up the race. looking for other ways to on mostly fiat terrain the runners-up will receive designated are is near the "It's a community event," generate income, through meadows and forest. $50 apiece. Each of these four start location and in the day said Leslie Wall, the Coordi- The Feather River Land The surface is mostly dirt, top finishers will also get a use area between the dam nator of Community Connec- Trust has benefited from the with some pavement, framed photograph of their and the start area. tions. "The race fits well, by race over the past decade,The walk is a flat two-mile finish. People need to arrive by 8:15 a.m., as the road will be bringing the community to- when John and Marty Show- course with a turnaround, The main event will haveclosed after that because it is gether and promoting er organized the event, and the junior event, for kids seven age divisions for men part of the course. healthy living." Two years ago, the Show-ages 11-17, is a flat 1.5-mile and women: 19-and-under, 20- Sack lunches will be avail- Community Connections, a ers decided it was time to re- course with a turnaround.29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 able for $10 and will include a time bank service under the tire from directing the race There will also be a 200-and 70-plus. Medals will be turkey or veggie wrap, pasta blanket of Ptumas Rural Ser- and began seeking a new yard kids run, for children awarded three deep in each salad, cookieanda drink. Childcare will also be available during the race. In- dicate the ages of the chil- dren needing childcare with your pre-registration. Pre-registration is $20 for the main race and $15 for the junior and walking events. The kids run is free. Goodie bags, which include a visor and bib number, will be giv- en at registration. Pre-registration must be received by July 30 and is non-refundable. Race day registration is $5 more for each event. Participants are encouraged to pre-register to assist race organizers. For a registration form or more information, go online to or contact Race Director Leslie Wall at 283-3611, ext. 18, or email her at Nearly a month after its closure, the Eagle Lake Ranger District on the Lassen National Forest has re-opened the Osprey Over- look Trail to visitors. The area was closed to en- sure the safety of both the public and the contractor during restoration of the wa- ter tank mural. Scaffolding platforms al- lowed local artist Janet Fras- er-Dickman to reach the tank and complete the restoration of the 10-year-old mural. In addition, because the paint Fraser-Dickman used dries quickly, it was im- perative she not be inter- rupted during the work. Fraser-Dickman used 190 custom-mixed colors to re- store the Osprey Overlook water tank mural. She en- joys creating public art and said she got "carried away" re-opens with this mural. "This is kind of my Sistine Chapel," Fraser-Dickman ad- mitted. She said because of water issues and the sweat- ing concrete of the tank, it was the trickiest mural she's worked on. Murals require regular maintenance as they weath- er due to exposure to ele- ments such as wind, sun and moisture. Funds for this project are courtesy of the Lassen Coun- ty Resource Advisory Com- mittee via Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Funds from the act benefit resources on national forest lands or private lands adja- cent to national forests. For more information about this project, contact Resource Of- ricer Julia Everta at 257-4188. Champs Softball players from Chester and Westwood combined to form a junior league All-Star team and won the District 48 tour- nament at the Truman Sport Complex in Chester last week. The team de- feated Modoc 9-8 and 13- 8 to win the champi- onship and advance to the sectional tournament in Sacramento July 17. 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